Historically Chiaretto was a by-product of Bardolino rosso. It was the wine made from the juice that was ‘running off’ after a brief maceration with the skins. The remaining part was originally designed to enhance the body and weight of the rosso. Whilst improving the rosso the Chiaretto was not given the attention it needed. The harvest time was designed for red wines, ensuring a low acidity in the grapes (not ideal for rose wines); also it was impossible to do any clarifications before the fermentation. Now to avoid these difficulties the two wines are made separately. The grapes used for the Chiaretto are harvested 2 weeks in advance and after a maceration of 24 hours at 8-100C the must is naturally drawn off. Then it is clarified and fermented for 15-18 days at 180C. The malolactic fermentation is avoided and the wine is left on its lees until is bottled. So a fresh and lively wine is created with a typical rose colour ideal for summer drinking.
Made from Glera grapes of the hill DOC Treviso zone. Sparkling wine with fine and persistent. The aroma is fresh and full of fruity aromas of apple and pear, with hints of citrus fruit which fades into the floral bouquet. The palate is soft and harmonious. Excellent as an aperitif. Ideal with fish, and poultry.
AREA OF ORIGIN
DOC Treviso area VINE Glera WINEMAKING Off skins by gentle pressing SPARKLING WINEMAKING METHOD Charmat PRIMARY FERMENTATION Controlled temperature with sected yeasts FINING From 1 to 3 months ALCOHOL 11 % Vol. COLOUR Yellow light straw PERLAGE Fine and persistant BOUQUET Fine, freshness and fruits TASTE Fresh, well-balanced and velvety SERVING TEMPERATURE 6-8 °C
Allegrini "Amarone Classico" D.O.C.
Amarone Classico Doc is a true classic , is the result of the wisdom of the family Allegrini, embodies the pursuit of perfection gained with years of experience and tradition, so many times awarded by Gambero Rosso and Wine Spectator.
The grapes that give life to this wine are Corvina, Corvirone , Rondinella and Oseleta.
The grapes are left to dry for about 4 months. Around the middle of January are crushed and follows a long fermentation in steel tanks.
It is aged in wooden barrel for 18 months and in bottle for a further 14 months.
Allegrini "Giovanni Recioto"
While Amarone aims for perfect craftsmanship and a full, pristine range of aromas, full rein is allowed to this category of wine to express all its natural exuberance. The nose is immediately almost bursting with fruit, followed by fresh floral notes and pepper. After prolonged ageing, the wine proffers more evolved nuances of fruit preserved in alcohol and aromatic herbs.
Allegrini "Valpolicella Classic"
Ruby red in colour, with purplish-blue highlights; the nose exhibits fragrant fruit with prominent notes of cherries, echoed by fresher hints of pepper and aromatic herbs, typical of Corvina and Corvinone, the historic varietals of this appellation. Whilst young it is impressively lively and playful on the palate whereas some two years on it expresses greater delicacy and finesse.
Franciacorta "Brut" Antica Fratta
An elegantly fresh, vivacious and full Franciacorta, characterized by pleasing fruity and floral aromas. Obtained from Chardonnay grapes after more than 24 months on yeasts. Excellent as an aperitif but it can also be served throughout a meal; it is particularly suitable for delicate dishes of fish and white meat.